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The Resource Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century, Tera W. Hunter

Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century, Tera W. Hunter

Label
Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century
Title
Bound in wedlock
Title remainder
slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Tera W. Hunter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces back to centuries of slavery, when the overwhelming majority of black married couples were bound in servitude as well as wedlock, but it does not end there. Bound in Wedlock is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. Drawing form plantation records, legal documents, and personal family papers, it reveals the many creative ways enslaved couples found to upend white Christian ideas of marriage
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunter, Tera W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.H86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Marriage
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Marriage
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century, Tera W. Hunter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the marriage certificate -- "Until distance do you part" -- "God made marriage, but the white man made the law" -- More than manumission -- Marriage "under the flag" -- A civil war over marriage -- Reconstructing intimacies -- "The most cruel wrongs" -- Hopes and travails at century's end -- Epilogue: legacies and challenges
Control code
1059261217
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780674237452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1059261217
Label
Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century, Tera W. Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the marriage certificate -- "Until distance do you part" -- "God made marriage, but the white man made the law" -- More than manumission -- Marriage "under the flag" -- A civil war over marriage -- Reconstructing intimacies -- "The most cruel wrongs" -- Hopes and travails at century's end -- Epilogue: legacies and challenges
Control code
1059261217
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780674237452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1059261217

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